PHILADELPHIA – The parents of a young girl from Montgomery County who suffered leg injuries after allegedly being run over by a golf cart have filed legal action against the athletic club they feel is responsible for the accident.
Anna Matos Pastorick and Dirk Pastorick (as parents and natural guardians of Jolie Pastorick) of Rydal filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Oct. 12 versus Abington Fitness & Country Club, Inc. (doing business as “Abington Club, Inc.”) of Jenkintown.
On Aug. 16, 2015, Josie, then seven years old, was a patron attending the Abington Club golf camp for children. Jolie was a passenger aboard a golf cart owned by the club, and operated by an employee identified as “Matt” in the course and scope of his employment.
Allegedly, Matt slammed on the brakes while driving on a hill, which caused Jolie to fall off the back of a golf cart and have her right leg run over by the same golf cart as it reversed downhill. Jolie suffered an 8x1 centimeter-long, hypopigmented scar of the right shin area, emotional, psychological upset and various other injuries, the exact extent and permanency of which are not yet known, the suit says.
The lawsuit states the plaintiffs’ belief that Jolie’s injuries were directly due to the negligence of Matt and his employer, the defendant Abington Club.
For a count of negligence, the plaintiffs are seeking damages in excess of $50,000.
The plaintiffs are represented by Jeffrey A. Nerenberg of Nerenberg & Gagliano, in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 171001650
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